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Can someone give me examples and show the difference. I obtained these from amazon. I have played with them for a little while and I am not impressed/bought yet.

UV filter has no affect other than degrading picture CIRCULAR POLARIZER is impressive, can turn the tv screen into almost black but where can I use it effectively? FLUORESCENT filter will put is own shade oe the pics, changing the pic them and hence changing the natural colors.

I have heard one reason to use filters is to protect the lens, which I won't' recommend at the cost of picture quality, myself. I have also heard UV can block some glare when taking pictures in bright sun light and water. For now I have used them only inside though.

Can I take some excellent professional type pictures with the help of these filter, if yes, what type of? If no, What is their use, if any?

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For polarizers: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/655/… –  mattdm Oct 8 '11 at 0:51
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For UV: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/5441/… –  mattdm Oct 8 '11 at 0:52
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For color-correction filters like the fluorescent type you mention: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/586/… –  mattdm Oct 8 '11 at 0:55
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And overall: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/1872/… –  mattdm Oct 8 '11 at 0:56
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Hello Enthusiast. Given the links mattdm provided, I am not sure this question really brings any additionally useful content to our forum. Are those linked topics sufficient to answer your questions? If so, I think it would be prudent to close this question. –  jrista Oct 8 '11 at 18:10
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I have the UV filter to protect my lens and I wanted to see the change in quality. It doesn't change any of the colors or anything that I noticed, but it changed the rays of the sun and the "bubbles" that the sun made. Before I got the filter, I took a pic of a Palm tree with the sun shining through. I looked at the picture and noticed the sun and it didn't have rays and it didn't turn out too well, but after, I noticed that the sun was turning out better in my pictures. And btw I take outdoor pictures mostly because I love the sun. Lol and I just started so I may not be the best example. I like it a lot and it's very good at protecting the lens so I recommend it :)

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